Footlight Players Performing Stories of Roald Dahl

Posted on 7/2/2009 4:13:18 PM

Footlight Players is celebrating its sixth birthday in Summer 2009 with two productions that put the familiar lyric “Come with me, and you’ll be, in a world of pure imagination!” into practice.

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in Willy Wonka, the stage adaptation of Dahl's book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, featuring songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

Roald Dahl's story James And The Giant Peach comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey!

Willy Wonka will perform at 7:00 on Friday, July 10, in Waller Hall’s main theater of the IUP Performing Arts Center. James and The Giant Peach will perform at 7:00 Saturday, July 11, also at Waller Hall’s main theater. For tickets call 724-357-2965, or purchase them at the door.

Footlight is supported by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance (PRAA).

Department of Theater and Dance